We tried very hard to make using Bid on My Trade.com to be as user friendly as possible. However, there may be times where you have questions, so we took some time and prepared a step by step guide, which is below.
Step 1/Home Page: On the Home Page, simply enter your vehicle identification number (recommended) in the first box on the left, if you have it available. This will auto populate the fields below it so you don't have to do it manually. This also helps the dealership to more accurately appraise your trade. With the "VIN #" you and the dealer can know for sure the year, make, model and series of your trade. It also helps to eliminate any mistakes by using the drop down menus. In addition, the dealership can run a Carfax on the vehicle, as well as you, which we will provide the link for that on the last page.
If you do not have the Vin # easily available, please simply use the drop down boxes and select the Year, Make, Model and Series of the vehicle you would like to trade. Then input your current mileage as closely as possible and finally your Zip Code.
Next under the trade info, please use the drop down menus and select the Year, Make, Model, Series and Color of the New Vehicle you would like buy or lease.... then hit continue.
Step 2/Describe Your Trade: On the next page, simply click on any of the boxes (if applicable) next to any added features your trade may have. This could be items such as bedliner or Satellite Radio. Then hit the Continue Button. If no added features populate on this page, click the "Skip to Next Step" Button.
On this next page you are asked to describe the condition of your trade. Such as the condition of door dings and air conditioning. After selecting the items that would apply to your trade, hit the Continue Button.
Step 3/Upload Pictures: It is highly recommended that you take some very good, high quality pictures of your vehicle. Even though this page is optional, it certainly does show the dealers that you are a serious buyer and you are ready to do business. It also helps the dealer to more accurately appraise your trade.
When uploading pictures, click on the yellow "Choose File" button and locate the folder where you saved your pictures. Once you locate the pictures folder on your computer or device, double click on a picture. The system will take a few seconds to upload each picture. Repeat this step up to seven times for a total of eight pictures. Once complete, click the yellow Continue Button. Do not click the Skip to Next Step button. Only click that one if you choose not to upload pictures.
Step 4/Select Dealers and Enter Your Contact Information: Your almost done! On this final step, on the left side of the page, please select up to 5 dealers you wish to "bid on your trade". Do this by clicking on the boxes for each dealer. Next, on the right side of the page, enter your contact information. The dealers you select will receive an email with the pictures of your trade and your contact info. They will then have the capability to appraise your trade and email you the pre-inspection appraisal figure. If you do not receive an appraisal, make sure to check your spam folder, just in case!
That's it! That's all there is to it. Easy. Now you can sit back and relax for a moment while the dealerships you selected appraise and bid on your trade. Appraisals will be emailed to you. No more driving from dealership to dealership.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the section to the right of this page.
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